Dr. Ashish Nanda
Ashish Nanda is the Robert Braucher Professor of Practice, Faculty Director of Executive Education, and Research Director at the Program on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. He teaches “Professional Services” in the JD program, is faculty director of Harvard Law School Executive Education, and teaches in Harvard Business School’s executive education courses.
Prior to his positions with Harvard Law School, Professor Nanda was a Harvard Business School faculty member for 13 years where he taught a professional services course in the MBA program.
A recipient of the Henry B. Arthur Fellowship, the Center in Ethics and the Professions Fellowship, President of India Gold Medal (twice), and the IIM Director’s Gold Medal, Professor Nanda has published several case studies and Harvard Business Review articles and is a coauthor (with Tom DeLong) of Professional Services: Cases & Text. His research, in the form of conceptual articles, case studies, surveys, and large sample empirical analyses, focuses on professional services. Professor Nanda has advised law, accounting, investment banking, management consulting, advertising, and executive search firms. His law firm clients include global law firms, AmLaw 20 law firms, Magic Circle firms, focused firms, regional firms, and international law firms outside the U.S. and U.K. His work with these firms has spanned strategic planning, review of specific organizational practices and systems, leadership programs, and personal coaching.
Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard Business School, Professor Nanda was an executive with the Tata group of companies in India.